2018 Trip Reports

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 07:17 PM.
#1
Redmond WA
8,947 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Hopefully lots of you will be returning soon, wanting to share information about your cruise experience, excursions, activities, vendors, land travel, etc.

A report can be one paragraph outlining each port you visited and your activity at each port, OR, it can be a 20 pg report with photos of your cabin, public areas, meals, dailys, activities of each port, and every sight along the way. Or it can be something in between! Whatever you have time for.

Please CREATE YOUR OWN THREAD to post your trip report, then paste a link to THIS thread. That way, if people have questions they will post directly to your report. Best to keep this list as an informational tool, not gunked up with questions and comments.


It would be helpful if the first line included the SHIP, ITINERARY, DATE, EXCURSIONS, and who travelled ( family with children, a multigenerational trip, active 30 somethings, etc).
#2
80923
1,484 Posts
Joined Aug 2014
Thanks for starting this! Was hoping you would again
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Reviews:
Carnival Vista (Caribbean) 1/21/18 with 2 new cruisers and 1 that was with us on the Allure
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591633

RCCL Allure of the Seas 9/3/17 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2543853
Crown Princess 9/25/16 Mexican Riviera
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2410139

Carnival Glory 9/12/15 Western Caribbean...brought along 2 new cruisers!http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...7#post47825577
Carnival Breeze Southern Caribbbean 9/27/14 My first Cruise! http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2150432

Future:
RCCL Jewel of the Seas (Greek Isles) 9/18/18 just BF and me! FINALLY!
NCL Bliss Alaska 9/22/19

Blog: https://crafts-a-lot.blogspot.com/
#3
Maryland
5,342 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Trip report coming in a few days. Sitting in Vancouver airport waiting to fly home now. Went to Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy strait point, hubbard glacier, Sitka, prince Rupert from san Francisco on Oceania. Be prepared for wetness.
#5
North Carolina
4,039 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
So...I've started my Trip Report.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2641355

I'm going into great detail as to my planning process. So the early pages of this report are all a pre-cruise, planning intensive kind of discussion which will eventually transition into the actual review of our family vacation.

Celebrity Millennium. Sailing June 22, 2018.
Embarkation: Vancouver
Ports: Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway
Hubbard Glacier Viewing
Debark: Seward

Multi-General vacation. Includes myself...DW46, DH45, DS17 and my parents, Mom and Dad.

Also includes a post cruise DIY land trip for 4 nights on Kenai Peninsula.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Some people celebrate their 20th anniversary...
But we know the real party is at 21 years!!!
#7
Redmond WA
8,947 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Seattle RT on Ruby Princess, departing May 19. from FrickeNomads.
Itinerary includes Juneau ( whale watch), Skagway (the Haines wildlife/river excursion), Glacier Bay, Ketchikan (wildlife.seafood fest), Victoria.

Report includes daily patters, menus, and port info sheets.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2635785
#8
Bremerton, WA
699 Posts
Joined Nov 2013
I've started my trip report.

NCL Bliss Inaugural Alaska RT from Seattle June 2-9, 2018.

Ketchikan
Juneau
Endicott Arm/Dawes Glacier
Skagway

Review includes many photos of this beautiful new ship!

Review also includes detailed information and plenty of photos from the Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier excursion (although ours was diverted to Endicott Arm/Dawes Glacier). This excursion is an absolute must!

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2644533
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Cruise History:
NCL Bliss - Alaska - June 2018 Review
NCL Spirit - Mediterranean - May 2017 Review
NCL Sun - Panama Canal - October 2016 Review
NCL Pearl - Alaska - May 2014
NCL Star - Western Caribbean - March 2013
RCI Splendour of the Seas - Mediterranean - June 2007
HAL Oosterdam - Alaska - September 2005


Future Cruises:
Planning Stages - NCL Bliss - Mexican Riviera - October 2019
Planning Stages - Sabbatical Cruise - Transpacific from Sydney - April 2021

Seeing the world, one port at a time.
#10
New Orleans
1,268 Posts
Joined May 2014
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2642510

NCL Jewel 9 night 5/26/18 - 6/4/18.


Sent from my iPhone using Forums
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
- NCL Jewel 5/26/18 Photo Review & Alaska Packing Guide
- Celebrity Infinity 10/1/2017 Photo Review
- RCCL Serenade of the Seas 10/9/16 Photo Review
- Celebrity Solstice 5/27/16 Photo Review
- Celebrity Constellation 12/13/14 Photo Review
- Carnival Breeze 12/12
- Carnival Fantasy 11/09
- Carnival Victory 12/08
- Carnival Fantasy 12/07
#12
Bay City, Texas
44 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by Anita Latte
So...I've started my Trip Report.



https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2641355



I'm going into great detail as to my planning process. So the early pages of this report are all a pre-cruise, planning intensive kind of discussion which will eventually transition into the actual review of our family vacation.



Celebrity Millennium. Sailing June 22, 2018.

Embarkation: Vancouver

Ports: Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway

Hubbard Glacier Viewing

Debark: Seward



Multi-General vacation. Includes myself...DW46, DH45, DS17 and my parents, Mom and Dad.



Also includes a post cruise DIY land trip for 4 nights on Kenai Peninsula.


Really interested in your excursions. Have fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Forums
#14
727 Posts
Joined May 2008
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2647072

NCL Jewel Northbound
Vancouver
Ketchikan
Juneau
Skagway
Glacier Bay
Hubbard
Seward
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Check out our travel information
Click here for our Travel Photo Collection (Cruise as well as land travel, updating for 2018)

NCL Jewel Review Alaska June 2018 : NCL Pearl Review for May 2010 : Carnival Conquest Review for July 2009

Click here for our time lapse Alaska 2010-2013 Cruise Video List (over 400 complete cruises that play in about 2-3 minutes)
#16
Oregon
20 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Trip report for the Island Princess from Vancouver to Whittier, departed Vancouver June 13. Stops in Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway, and viewings of Glacier Bay and College Fjord.

Traveling was myself and husband (early 40's, no kids) and my mom and step-dad (early 70's, some mobility issues) though the trip report is mainly from my perspective, not theirs.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2648962
#17
Douglasville , GA USA
576 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show...5#post56412695


Great cruise! Five of us. 76, 44,47,47,16. Second Alaskan cruise for three of us. First cruise for my dad.
R/T Seattle. Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria, BC
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
mommiemudd
NCL Sun-Western Caribbean April 2003
NCL Spirit-Alaska August 2004
NCL Spirit-Southern Caribbean April 2005
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas-GIRLS ONLY! Aug2005
NCL Majesty-Bermuda June 2007
Disney Magic-Eastern Caribbean Oct, 2009
RCCL Monarch of the Seas-GIRLS ONLY! Sep, 2010
Carnival Liberty Eastern Caribbean Oct 2011
NCL Sun Western Caribbean-Couples cruise! March 2012
Carnival Freedom Eastern Caribbean Oct 2013
Carnival Sunshine Southern Caribbean Oct 2014
Carnival Liberty Western Caribbean February 2015
Carnival Glory Eastern Caribbean May 2016
Carnival Legend Alaska June 2018
#19
Florida
3,232 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Here is my trip report. 3-day land tour and 7-day Southbound Cruise on RCI Radiance of the Seas.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2650720

Enjoy
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Upcoming Cruises
2019 RCCL Serenade of the Seas (10 day Southern Cruise - Christmas).

Completed Crusies
2013 RCCL Grandeur of the Seas (6 day Bermuda) Review AO Daily Planners
2014 RCCL Grandeur of the Seas (8 day Bahamas - Thanksgiving Cruise) Review & AO Daily Planners
2015 RCCL Freedom of the Seas (7 day Western - Thanksgiving Cruise)
2016 RCCL Harmony of the Seas (7 day Western - Thanksgiving Cruise) Review, Compasses and AO & Teen Planners
2017 RCCL Navigator of the Seas (9 day Southern - Christmas Cruise)
2018 RCCL Radiance of the Seas (10 day Alaska Land Tour & Cruise - Southbound). Review
#20
New York & Florida
4,342 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
DIY land (Talkeetna, Denali, Palmer, Anchorage)
Coral Princess SB June 13, 2018
(Hubbards Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sea day, Vancouver)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2651532
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile ***Jane






RCCL Nordic Empress - Bermuda - May 1999
Grand Princess - Eastern Caribbean - May 2002
Grand Princess - Western Caribbean - April 2004
Golden Princess - Southern Caribbean - November 2004
Crown Princess - 9 day RT from NY - Eastern Caribbean - May 2007
Caribbean Princess - Repo Cruise - October 2008
Carnival Fascination - Key West & Nassau - May 2009
Caribbean Princess - 8 day Repo Cruise - October 2009
NCL Jewel - Florida & Bahamas - May 2010
NCL Jewel - 9 day RT from NY - Eastern Caribbean - May 2011
Caribbean Princess - 10 day Repo Cruise - October 2011
Pride of America - 13 day Hawaiian Adventure - Land & Cruise - June 2012
NCL Dawn - Western Caribbean - December 2012
NCL Dawn - Bermuda - September 2013
Breakaway - Florida & Bahamas - December 2013
Coral Princess - Panama Canal - March 2014
NCL Gem - 9 day RT from NY - Eastern Caribbean - October 2014
Island Princess - 12 day Grand Mediterranean Adventure - September 2015
NCL Spirit - Nassau, St.Thomas, Tortola (Soggy Dollar)- January 2016
Breakaway - Bermuda - June 2016
Caribbean Princess (yet again!) - ABC Islands - December 2016
Regal Princess - 10 day Repo Cruise - October 2017
NCL Epic - Ringing in the New Year! Bahamas & Caribbean - 2017-2018